I’m pretty comfortable with the hair products I currently use, and haven’t felt the urge to try other products out of necessity, but like I explained in the My Relationship with Hair Products video, I enjoy testing out new products here and there for the fun of it when the mood calls.
I don’t really accept too many products from companies to review, it really has to be something that I want to try out, and would purchase myself. So when Hairrogant.com offered me the chance to test out some products of my choice, I checked the website and immediately noticed the Anita Grant Rhassoul Clay Deep Conditioning Bars (among other things!)
I love my organic hair wash, which has a base of Bentonite Clay, and ever since I started using it, I’ve wanted to test out the other different types of clays as well! So when I received the opportunity to try Rhassoul Clay, I jumped at the chance! I picked the Anita Grant Rhassoul Deep Condish Cubes because I liked the price point and felt like it was something that I might re-purchase if it turned out well.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was the delicious smell of chocolate! Mmm, it smells so goood! But I still wasn’t sure… I pretty much know the amazing results I get from the Bentonite Clay mixture, would this Rhassoul Clay really be any different?
So I followed the directions on the package:
1) Place in heat resistant bowl
2) Add hot liquid of choice – 25ml of liquid per cube [I chose water] “you fancy huh”
3) Stir until it dissolves into a melted milk chocolate consistency.
4) “Ta-Da! Your mud is now ready.”
FYI: I used two (2) cubes instead of one. [In hindsight, I probably didn’t need two cubes, but I wanted to make sure my hair was really covered well to see the full results…]
Before I applied the mud to my crispy, dry, and totally neglected hair, I spritzed with a little water to give it some moisture, and to help activate the clay under the plastic cap. I’ll also note that I didn’t do my usually sectioning into twists that I usually do before I attempt any washing or conditioning process. I left my hair out and tangled. I really wanted to test the de-tangling properties of the Rhassoul to see exactly how good it was.
Then I covered my hair with the mud mixture, followed by two (2) plastic caps to make sure my entire head was covered.
The directions say to leave the clay on your head for 20-45 minutes depending on how deep you want to condition… I left it on for well over 1 hour and a half… time kind-of ran away from me….
Anyway, in the shower, my hair… literally…
This clay is [dare I say it] better than Bentonite clay!!? It left my hair so freaking soft, my hair finger-detangled faster and easier than when I use my organic hair wash… I know! I know! I’m NOT embellishing… you guys know I don’t get excited over a product for no reason. This stuff was Ah-Mazing!! I couldn’t stop touching my hair! I even had Filipe touch it! It felt so nice!!
Since it was about time for me to wash my hair anyway, I followed up with an Apple Cider Vinegar wash on my scalp to clarify and help remove any left over shea butter. Then gently massaged my scalp to remove the dirt, while finger-detangling.
I really wasn’t expecting to be “wowed” by this deep conditioner. I’ve used the organic hair wash with the bentonite clay base, countless times and in different ways. I expected to get the same results that I get from using the bentonite clay, which of course, are always excellent, but I figured a clay is a clay… Well, I was wrong! Rhassoul Clay is amazing! And it is slightly better than bentonite clay in my opinion. The difference is slight, but it’s there.
So for anyone wanting to try it out, I definitely recommend it, it was amazing! If you’re interested in the Anita Grant Rhassoul Deep Condish Cubes, you can find them at Hairrogant.com. The package in the picture comes with three (3) cubes, which if you wash like like I do, will last 3 months. And check the shipping, it just might be cheaper than the organic hair wash! My hair felt like butter… so yea, it was a successful trial. I will definitely use it again!
UPDATES | August 22, 2012 :
Hey guys! It seems that Hairrogant no longer sells this item? No worries, you can simply get it at the source, anitagrant.com! << Click for the direct link to the shop! XoXo! <3